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Here is part 6 from Mel's Armory:



This is a Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Rifle from WWII. Kind of a funny story how I ended up with it. My brother is a very giving and great guy, he had a neighbor who was desperate for money and came over to my brother asking if he was interested in buying some guns. My brother is not a big gun guy, but has a huge heart and figured it was better to buy something from the guy than to just give him money, so he bought two guns. One of them was this Type 99, which appears to have been sporterized at least with a different stock. Anyway, my brother had no use for the rifle and just gave it to me. I have not even fired it, as the only 7.7x58mm Japanese ammo I can find is from Norma, and is very expensive. My brother wants to take it out one of these days just for the heck of it, and we probably will. As it is right now, its a wall decoration in my office!!

I actually really like old surplus rifles and am working on my collection. I have this type 99 and a M1917 that will show up in a future post.

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nice rifle mel
shame you cant get that much ammo for it
if you reload for it you can minimize how much everything will cost
when you do take it to the range let us know how it shoots
 

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Dear Mel:

You can shoot it. And you don't have to buy Norma ammo.

You can form 7.7 Brass from .30-06 cases. It is not a tough thing to do.

Does your rifle have the chrysanthemum? Or is it ground off?

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The 7.7x58mm Japanese round has a casehead diameter of about 0.472".

The casehead diameter of the .30-06 family is about 0.473".

So here's what to do:

Take some .30-06 brass and run the cases through a 7.7x58mm sizing die.

Then trim your brass by about 5mm. This will leave you with a perfectly usuable 7.7x58mm case.

Load your case with 41 grains of IMR-3031 and a 150 grain Hornady .311" bullet.

Muzzle velocity will be about 2700 fps.

You should also look for a replacement stock.

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dang.

Mad can reload anything lol.
:D heheh... agreed!

Thanks for the info mad. Sounds like I might have to try that. Of course, that means I would have to take it down off the wall at my office. I mean, how many people out there can say they have a rifle hanging up in their office (outside of home) ? The owners thought I was kidding when I asked them if I could do it. Then I brought the thing in and they had to have a quick meeting to discuss it. All is well, and its handing on the wall

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mele said:
Of course, that means I would have to take it down off the wall at my office. I mean, how many people out there can say they have a rifle hanging up in their office (outside of home) ? The owners thought I was kidding when I asked them if I could do it. Then I brought the thing in and they had to have a quick meeting to discuss it. All is well, and its handing on the wall

MEL
WOW!!!
cool :)
all i know is i coudlnt bring any firearms into my office even if they were deactivated it would scare someone
 

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i know, its great you have a cool job that will allow such things mel. I brought my 870 slug gun into work one time to put it into the supervisors office (didnt wanna leave it outside in the car, was a pretty hot day) cause i was going deer hunting that afternoon. You would have thought i walked in with a row of dynomite strapped to my cheast.
 

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Jeff_850 said:
WOW!!!
cool :)
all i know is i coudlnt bring any firearms into my office even if they were deactivated it would scare someone
They wrote a policy at the Institute I used to work at specifically to target those of us who went hunting before and/or after work, even if we were to leave the firearms in our car. :x The 20ft walk from the other side of the street wasn't too bad though, and there was nothing they could do about it. :roll:
 

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I used to have a Type 99. I never shot it for the same reason as Mel. I really wasn't impressed with it. The action is really aukward (sp) to operate. But hey, nobody minds getting a free gun :D .
 

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I like type 99's, at least what I have read of them, they are supposed to be the strongest bolt action design there is...

Bit off topic, but could the British Enfield action handle magnum rounds such as the 7mm remington magnum?
 

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Was the arisaka action really stronger than the P17?

Ah, sorry yimmy, but they can't handle it. I think the Ishapore .308 is as big as they can get, and those ones use better materials than .303s. It's a great action but the rear locking lug kinda limits it.
 

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Lord_Micron said:
They wrote a policy at the Institute I used to work at specifically to target those of us who went hunting before and/or after work, even if we were to leave the firearms in our car. :x The 20ft walk from the other side of the street wasn't too bad though, and there was nothing they could do about it. :roll:
yea i had that policy at my old work place- about 3 years ago... think thats when i left
like they would really know what was in someones trunk though?
dont know of any policy at this job but i know better than to bring it up
i just drive home to get the guns which is a pain but oh well
 

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Mels part 7 anyone?
 

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Bugger... I knew it was coming soon!!!

Okay, I'll try to get part 7 up this weekend.

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I would harrass Mel too, cause I want to see the rest of his stuff, but I don't even have any of my pics up anyway lol.

I gotta ask though, would anyone be interested in seeing them, since I don't have a "real" sniping-type or precision rifle in the collection yet?
 

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I gotta ask though, would anyone be interested in seeing them, since I don't have a "real" sniping-type or precision rifle in the collection yet?
Me!!

Scatch Maroo
 
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